Molecular Pathology & Genomics

Rare genetic mutations in donor stem cells

A stem cell transplant is a common treatment for blood cancers, such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

British Journal of Biomedical Science: issue 1 2020 – a synopsis

Deputy Editor Tony Rhodes provides a brief glimpse of the articles on offer in the first issue of 2020.

Pulling the plug on pancreatic cancer

UK scientists have identified a new way to kill pancreatic cancer cells by “pulling the plug” on the energy generator that fuels calcium pumps on their cell surface.

Autism spectrum disorder

New research has found that testing the DNA of siblings of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may be predictive of a future diagnosis, even if symptoms aren’t apparent.

Redefining how blood is made

Stem-cell scientists have discovered a completely new notion of how human blood is made, upending conventional views from the 1960s.

Groundbreaking new cancer test?

Dr Susie Cooke leads a team that has developed cancer tests, which could lead to a breakthrough in understanding the deadly disease.

Nobel prize for british scientist

Sir Peter Ratcliffe has been jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries in how cells react to oxygen availability.

Any running reduces early death risk

Any amount of running is good for you – according to research suggesting it is linked to a similar reduction in the risk of early death no matter how many hours you clock up a week or how fast you go.

My Lab: molecular parasitology research

Adewale Oke, a doctoral student in medical microbiology, gives a guided tour of his lab at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research in Lagos, Nigeria. 

British Journal of Biomedcial Science: issue 4 - a synopsis

Editor Andrew Blann outlines the content of the autumn issue of the journal.

Nervous system’s role in age-related weakness

A study found new evidence to support the belief that the nervous system plays a major role in age-related weakness.

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